If you’re lucky enough to visit Malta during a village festa or an ode to a patron saint, you’re in for a treat. Starting in May and running through September, these celebrations see the towns decked out in decorations—banners, flags, and twinkle lights—and filled with joyful neighbors who spill out in the streets to eat and drink. Some locals even go so far as to repaint their houses in the days leading up to a festa. Evenings often end with fireworks.